Unit 3 Essay

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Factors affecting health and safety in sport There are many legislative factors which influence health and safety in sport, below I will explain four of them; Health and safety ‘first aid’ regulations 1981; The law for the health and safety ‘first aid’ regulations is that if someone becomes injured or gets a sudden illness, failing to provide first aid this could lead to a casualties death. The employers should make sure that if an employee is taken ill or injured at work they should receive attention immediately. HSE will prosecute if there are cases where there is a significant risk, a disregard for established standards or persistent poor compliance with the law. The employers legal duties are to provide the appropriate equipment, facilities and person to ensure their employees receive the correct and immediate attention, employers will have to have a first aider even if there are less than 5 employers or self-employed. They will have to have the correct amount of first aiders for the amount of employees. The ‘appropriate’ equipment means what should be in the first aid box and first aid room if needed. Before employing anyone the employers should carry out an assessment to their employees so they know what to provide. http://www.hse.gov.uk/firstaid/legislation.htm Health 7 safety at work act 1974; RIDDOR 1995; The health and safety at work act 1974 is a law which covers health and safety in Great Britain. The health and safety executive, along with local authorities are responsible for enforcing and act relevant to the working environment. There are many factors which could affect health and safety in a work place this could include working with chemicals, protective equipment not in place or lack of awareness posters etc… therefore the health and safety work act is there to ensure that factors are in place to make sure there is ways of protecting

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